Hi Everyone. It’s been a few weeks since I met you here at LaRueSews-Quilts. I’ve taken a little time off to re-group, rest and plan. Now as you asked, it’s time to announce the LaRueSews Block of the Month. I will go along with the government and provide an acronym to go along with it, LSBOM. That’s it LSBOM. Does that make it sound more official?
This is how it will work: I have planned a Sampler quilt using the Quilt Design Wizard that I have talked about in the past. I have chosen twelve blocks, added fabrics and made a materials list.
Beginning with this BLOG, I have changed from posting every two weeks, to posting every three weeks. Each time, I will add a block, or maybe two blocks to your growing quilt. I suggest that you buy your fabrics all at once, at first, to avoid missing out on some fabric that you love if it sells out at your shop. I have chosen ten fabrics for my quilt. You may choose similar fabrics, or you may choose another color scheme. You may also combine some similar colors, such as the off-white fabrics. Each block will be posted with rotary cutter directions and no further instructions. You are on your own. However, the Quilt Design Wizard is still available through Ann The Gran. You may purchase it and find further instruction for each block in the LSBOM and much more QDW has instructions for each block with rotary cutter, and foundation instruction as well as much, much more. QDW has excellent instruction for beginners and is a valuable tool in learning to quilt. I will also be available through LaRueSews comments to answer any and all questions. I encourage you to speak up.
At any time, you may ask for help. Each time you finish a block, I encourage you to post it in the ATG galleries. At the end, after all twelve blocks have been posted I will provide instruction for adding borders, as well as finishing the quilt. When you have all finished your quilt TOP, (no need to have it quilted), all the finished quilt tops will be posted on the galleries. The members who have participated by making the entire quilt may vote for a winner. The winner and runner-up will be awarded prizes in merchandise exchange from Ann the Gran.
I do, however, need all of you who decide to participate to let me know that you are doing the BOM so that I will have a list. You can tell me through the comments or my email address. I want to keep track of all my quilters. ;o)
This is a list of the fabrics you will need:
The list shows the fabrics, the number of patches cut from each fabric, and the yardage for each. The number of patches is the amount of patches, not the size. It is a good idea to purchase a little more of each, just to be safe.
I am giving you two blocks to begin with, because they are similar ,but the second one is slightly more challenging. The 9-Patch block and the Double Four patch. Rotary cutting directions are included.
I hope you will enjoy this new project. I will make these two block and post photos next time. However, I am going to make it scrappy, because I have Soooo many fat quarters, I need to use some of them.
Stitches to you,